Learn about the art of woodblock printing and how to make your own pieces in this beautifully illustrated guide
Woodblock printing is an ancient art form, which produces beautiful, subtle, and lively pieces with just a few simple materials. This book introduces the art, and shares technical information and ideas for those with more experience. Drawing on the vibrant living traditions from China and Japan, it is both a technical guide and an inspiration. Included is a wide range of exciting examples of printed woodcuts, along with advice on materials and tools, and a step-by-step guide to sharpening. Read up on techniques used to achieve quality prints and perfect registration. Finally, there is a description of editioning conventions.
About the Author
Merlyn Chesterman and Rod Nelson are both printmakers with long experience of the art and craft, and have exhibited their work internationally. Merlyn is on the council of the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers.